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Expanding Business During COVID-19

Sep 30, 2020

Expanding Business During COVID-19

EBRD’s former leader, Suma Chakrabarti, highlights the need for more investors in developing countries, plus more climate business.

How A Business Community Is Saving Lives Amid COVID-19

Sep 23, 2020

How A Business Community Is Saving Lives Amid COVID-19

A crisis center in Odesa mobilized nearly $5 million from businesses and provided critical equipment and services to hospitals.

Economist Paul Collier on African Recovery: “It’s All Urgent”

Sep 2, 2020

Economist Paul Collier on African Recovery: “It’s All Urgent”

Development economist Paul Collier on the need to support Africa’s firms during the pandemic

How a Kenyan Flower Producer Bloomed Through COVID-19

Sep 2, 2020

How a Kenyan Flower Producer Bloomed Through COVID-19

Equator Flowers, a cut-flower producer in Western Kenya, reworked its business model to survive COVID-19 and its lasting effects on trade and business.

Strengthening One of Africa’s Universities in a Time of Crisis

Sep 2, 2020

Strengthening One of Africa’s Universities in a Time of Crisis

Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana, explains how the institution is supporting its students during the pandemic.

First Person: Bangladesh’s Road to Recovery

Sep 2, 2020

First Person: Bangladesh’s Road to Recovery

COVID-19 stories of resilience from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Getting Developing Countries the COVID-19 Supplies They Need

Jul 29, 2020

Getting Developing Countries the COVID-19 Supplies They Need

IFC's new Global Health Platform will boost supply of face masks, ventilators and, eventually, vaccines.

For Black Women Economists, <br />A Rallying Cry

Jul 28, 2020

For Black Women Economists,
A Rallying Cry

The Sadie Collective promotes pathways for Black women in economics, finance, and public policy.

New Nigerian Biobank Advances Africa’s Genomic Revolution

Jul 28, 2020

New Nigerian Biobank Advances Africa’s Genomic Revolution

Ethnic diversity in human genomic studies is a matter of social justice as well as a scientific imperative. 54Gene and other Africa-based initiatives are taking the lead.

A “Heroic” COVID-19 Testing Campaign in Thailand

Jul 2, 2020

A “Heroic” COVID-19 Testing Campaign in Thailand

A hospital chain prioritizes community testing and outreach to keep health-care workers healthy.

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